The No. 23 Maryland Terrapins (7-1, 1-0 Big 10) will attempt to continue their six-game winning streak against the Purdue Boilermakers (5-3, 0-1 Big 10) at Mackey Arena. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, December 6, 2018.
Maryland Terrapins at Purdue Boilermakers Betting Preview
In the Terrapins’ last contest, they beat the Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens, 73-67. Jalen Smith was Maryland’s high scorer with 19 points on 8-for-15 shooting. The Terrapins had a much better free throw rate (0.339 vs. 0.138) and had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (39.5 vs. 25.6).
The Boilermakers will look to maintain momentum after blowing out the Fairfield Stags in their last contest, 90-57. With 30 points on 10-for-17 shooting, Carsen Edwards was the top scorer from either team. Purdue dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.203 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 40.0. For those same stats, Fairfield was 0.083 and 25.0, respectively.
It might turn into a high-scoring affair as two of the nation’s premier offenses square off. Since the 2017-18 season, Purdue ranks sixth with 118.6 points per 100 possessions and Maryland is 56th (111.8). Additionally, the Terrapins have been among the NCAA’s elite at getting to the line, ranking 34th in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.282). The Boilermakers, meanwhile, rank ninth in opponents’ FTA rate (0.174).
The Boilermakers won both games against the Terrapins last season. In the most recent game, Purdue won 75-67. The Boilermakers played a nearly perfect game. They had an absurdly low turnover percentage of 5.5 and a great free throw rate of 0.276. For those same stats, the Terrapins put up marks of 19.0 and 0.226, respectively.
Maryland Terrapins vs. Purdue Boilermakers ATS Prediction
Prediction: SU Winner – Purdue, ATS Winner – Purdue, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2017-Present):
The Boilermakers rank 29th in assists per game (16.0) while the Terrapins rank 112th (14.4).
Maryland ranks eighth in rebounds allowed per game (30.4) while Purdue ranks 29th (31.9).
Purdue ranks 24th in steals allowed per game (5.0) while Maryland ranks 245th (7.0).
The Boilermakers rank 87th in three pointers attempted per game (24.0) while the Terrapins rank 259th (19.4).
Purdue ranks 12th in blocks allowed per game (2.4) while Maryland ranks 167th (3.5).